Monday, June 20, 2011

Transportation input welcomed June 22.

Officials will answer questions for one hour via phone at 6 p.m.

MILTON, GA., June 20, 2011 - As part of its effort on behalf of the Transportation Investment Act (TIA), a proposed one-cent sales tax that could fund a prioritized list of regional transportation projects, the Atlanta Regional Roundtable will hold a one-hour telephone town hall meeting Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m.

If you are interested in asking questions of local officials or giving your input on which projects should be part of the list, call 1-888-886-6603 and use the PIN 16727. Anyone whose questions are not answered during the phone call will have an option to receive a response via e-mail.

Please note this telephone town hall meeting is in addition to the Roundtable's six-night random calling effort expected to involve more than 1 million people.

A referendum appearing on November's voting ballot, the TIA concerns a one-cent sales tax dedicated to completion of specific transportation projects. A key component is the development of a list of projects - created by a roundtable of regional elected officials with the public's input - to be funded by the tax, if approved.

For information on the Atlanta Regional Roundtable and how the list of projects is being developed, please click here. Information on the legislation and upcoming vote can be found here. For more information on the telephone town hall meeting, contact Kathryn Lawler, External Affairs Manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission, at 404-463-3296.

The City of Milton encourages all residents to consider participating in this important process. The issue of transportation is too important in our community and our region for your voice not to be heard.

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